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Sean Rauch
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Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
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is there a way to consistantly dye cob a color like say black?
allen lumley
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Sean Rauch : For the rest of the year we are asking people to go to the Permies Toolbox at the top of the page and click on the> MY PROFILE button and add a location
and your growing season number if you know it ! L@@K at your name, and then L@@K at mine There are many areas where the clay is a Black Gumbo, especially along
the Gulf Coast of America- but also around the world ! If you ether found a source for carbon black or just grind your own from charcoal (a course grid would be insulative
to some extent) Then all you would need would be a darker sand, reflective bits of mica applied as part of your finish coat would really make it pop ! If you were doing this
for a Trombe Wall you want just enough Cob to Lodge lots of Heavier/denser stones to hold more heat !

I believe Dale Hodgins has held forth on carbon black from charcoal, and charcoal in cob. From the Permies toolbox you can execute a Google search just within Permies for
his and other related Permies Articles, you can also isolate your search to individual Forums ! Hope this helps and you find it timely ! For the Good of the Craft BIG AL !

Think like Fire, Flow like a Gas. Don't be the Marshmallow ! As always, your Comments and Questions are Solicited and Welcome ! PYRO - Logically A. L.

Late note I know that Erica Wisner has used tempura for Coloring Cob, I am sure her posts mostly in Rocket and wood stove forums will also turn up more information a.l.
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